Marcos meets DOH officials over PH's Covid-19, vax status

Published July 6, 2022, 3:31 PM

by Analou de Vera

DOH

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. met some officials of the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, July 6, to discuss the country’s Covid-19 situation as well as the status of vaccination, the state health agency said.

“The DOH discussed with the President the current Covid-19 situation and vaccination coverage, and recommended strategies to further improve on our response,” the health agency said in a brief statement.

The DOH officials who attended the meeting were Health Undersecretaries Lilibeth C. David, Ma. Carolina Vidal-Taiño, Abdullah B. Dumama, Jr., Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, and Assistant Secretary Maylene M. Beltran.

Asked if the meeting also involved discussions on who will lead the DOH, the state health agency has yet to respond.

To note, Marcos has yet to name the secretaries of the DOH, Department of Energy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and Department of Science and Technology.

 
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